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Checking windscreen wipers and washers

Windscreen washers and wipers must, by law, be in working order. Keep the washer bottle topped u...

Replacing wheel bearings on driven wheels

Driven wheels - independent suspension Cars with front-wheel drive have front-wheel bearings that...

Checking and removing a clutch master cylinder

If a clutch fails to disengage fully when the pedal is pressed, the problem may be the clutch it...

Checking and cleaning a fixed-jet carburettor

Fixed-jet carburettors are easily blocked by small dirt particles and chemical residues from fue...

Identifying and suppressing radio interference

Car radio interference originates usually in the ignition system, the charging circuit or among ...

Checking steering-box mountings

Places where vital components are mounted on the bodywork or chassis should be inspected at leas...

Adjusting wheel bearings

Wheel bearings need periodic checking - and adjusting if necessary - usually at 12,000 mile serv...

Checking a mechanical fuel pump

If a car stops and has not run out of petrol, check whether there is petrol in the carburettor....

Servicing the fuel supply system

The fuel supply system is generally reliable and any problems that do occur are usually traceabl...

Fitting a towing socket

A caravan or trailer must, by law, be fitted with certain warning lights. These are wired up to ...